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Captain Sensible: Solo & Beyond... (1997)

This listing of appearances by Captain Sensible for 1997, outside of The Damned, should be considered as 'work in progress'.


* (as) Captain Sensible

Monday 21 July 1997 - Fibber's, York

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, The Love Policeman, Happy Talk, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Glad It's All Over, Disco Man, Smash It Up, Home, Wot, I'm A Believer, Love Song.

Comments: Support from Poisoned Electrik Head and Suburban Toys.

Sunday 20 July 1997 - Talbot Inn, Scarborough

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Suburban Toys.

Saturday 19 July 1997 - Sawyers, Worcester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Lux and The Frollickers.

Friday 18 July 1997 - Jailhouse, Hereford

Set: unknown.

* (with) The Dr Spacetoad Experience

Saturday 5 July 1997 - Barmouth Festival

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd tour itinerary for June and July shows this as a possible date for The Dr Spacetoad Experience but there is no confirmation as to whether the gig was finalised and / or did take place.

Wednesday 2 July 1997 - Escape, Swansea

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd tour itinerary for June and July shows this as a possible date for The Dr Spacetoad Experience but there is no confirmation as to whether the gig was finalised and / or did take place.

Saturday 28 June 1997 - Rainbow Dragon Stage, Greenfields, Glastonbury

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Trying To Be Weird, My Old Mate The Coypu, (Tragic Nature, Don't Push The River [but see comments]), Carnival Town, Set The Controls, Dance Of The Toad.

Comments: This set is taken from a write-up of the show by Adrian Cooke in The Damned Fanzine 'Neat Damned Noise' Issue No 9 (NDN 15) and he couldn't remember whether it was 'Tragic Nature' or 'Don't Push The River' that was played at this point in the set or, indeed, both. In the spirit of 'being green', the power for the PA for this show was being powered by volunteers riding 6 bicycles!

* (as) Captain Sensible / Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (band comprising Captain Sensible (guitar/vocals), Dangerous Dave (bass), Garrie Dreadful (drums), Monty Oxy Moron (keyboards))

Friday 20 June 1997 - Town Hall Tavern, Chertsey

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. 

Thursday 19 June 1997 - The Oval Rockhouse, Norwich

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'.

Wednesday 18 June 1997 - The Boat Race, Cambridge

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Support from The Suburban Toys.

Tuesday 17 June 1997 - Labour Club, Grafton House, Lincoln

Set included: Happy Talk, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up, New Rose, Disco Man, Glad It's All Over. encore - Wot, I'm A Believer, Love Song.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Support from Suburban Toys and The Shreds.

Monday 16 June 1997 - Filly & Firkin, Nottingham

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'.

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 1997

Comments: Shown as days off in the original itinary.

Friday 13 June 1997 - Princess Charlotte, Leicester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'.

Thursday 12 June 1997 - Wheatsheaf II, Stoke On Trent

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Support from Dead Set Against.

Wednesday 11 June 1997 - Crackers, Gloucester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as The Damned but actually part of the Punk Floyd Tour. Gig known to have taken place but date unclear. Original tour itinerary shows this as the gig date but there also evidence that it may have taken place on Friday 6th.

Tuesday 10 June 1997 - TJ's, Newport

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'.

Monday 9 June 1997 - Fleece & Firkin, Bristol

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Sunday 8 June 1997

Comments: Shown as a day off in the original itinary.

Saturday 7 June 1997 - Near Gaten Farm, Ratlinghope

Set: unknown.

Comments: Farmer Phils Festival.. Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Friday 6 June 1997 - Crackers, Gloucester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as The Damned but actually part of the Punk Floyd tour. Now unclear where this date originated from - more likely to have taken place on Wednesday 11 June (the original tour itinerary shows this Friday as a day off).

Thursday 5 June 1997 - Witchwood, Ashton-under-Lyne

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, The Stately Homes Of England, Glad It;s All Over, Disco Man, The Kamikaze Millionaire, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2), Home. encore - Wot, Love Song..

Comments: Advertised as part of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Two support bands played this night - probably The Stolen Earthlings and Lip. A long melodic piece preceded 'The Kamikaze Millionaire'. Prior to 'Wot', Garrie Dreadful played alone on the drums for approximately 2 minutes. 'Love Song' was a long drawn-out version of over 7 minutes.

Tuesday 3 June 1997 - Riverside, Newcastle

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Love Policeman, It Would Be So Nice, Happy Talk, Neat Neat Neat, Glad It's All Over, Disco Man, The Kamikaze Millionaire, Exploding Heads And Teapots, Home. encore - Wot, Smash It Up, I'm A Believer, Love Song.

Comments: Advertised as 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Prior to 'Wot' a long piece was played by Garrie Dreadful and Dangerous Dave on drums and Monty on keyboards. For 'I'm A Believer', Garrie Dreadful was the vocalist whilst Captain Sensible played drums. During the thanks to the audience following Love Song a short, whimsical, rendition of Turkey Song was played.

Monday 2 June 1997

Comments: Shown as a day off in the original itinary.

Sunday 1 June 1997 - Subway, Edinburgh

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'.

Saturday 31 May 1997 - Funhouse, Leisure Bowl, Alloa

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'.

Friday 30 May 1997 - Nice 'N Sleazy, Glasgow

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, It Would Be So Nice, The Stately Homes Of England, Neat Neat Neat, Disco Man, Glad It's All Over, New Rose, Home. encore - Wot, I'm A Believer, Smash It Up, Love Song.

Comments: Second night of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'. Prior to 'Wot' a long piece was played by Garrie Dreadful and Dangerous Dave on drums and Monty on keyboards. For 'I'm A Believer', Garrie Dreadful was the vocalist whilst Captain Sensible played drums. There was much audience participation during the encore numbers, with many folk being on stage dancing and singing along with the band.

Thursday 29 May 1997 - Martell, Falkirk

Set: unknown.

Comments: Start of 'Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd UK Tour'.

Saturday 24 May 1997 - Cottbus, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze. Final night of German tour.

Friday 23 May 1997 - Leipzig, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Thursday 22 May 1997 - Plauen, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Wednesday 21 May 1997 - Berlin, Germany

Comments: Show cancelled whilst band on tour. Intended support from Hollywood Teasze.

Monday 19 May 1997 - Hamburg, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Friday 16 May 1997 - Enger, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Thursday 15 May 1997 - Braunschweig, Germany

Set: unknown.

>Comments: Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Wednesday 14 May 1997 - Gleis (Catch) 22, Munster, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Tuesday 13 May 1997 - Offenbach, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Saturday 10 May 1997 - Frieburg, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze. The Captain joined Hollywood Teasze on stage, playing drums, on a cover of Rock 'n' Roll High School by The Ramones.

Friday 9 May 1997 - Bteigeuze, Ulm, Germany

Set included: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, Neat Neat Neat, The Stately Homes Of England, Home, It Would Be So Nice, New Rose, The World Of Matilda Free, Purple Haze, Smash It Up, Wot, I'm A Believer, Love Song.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Thursday 8 May 1997 - Café Utopia, Innsbruck, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze.

Wednesday 7 May 1997 - Kempten, Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Comments: Support from Hollywood Teasze. Beginning of German tour.

* (as) Captain Sensible

Saturday 19 April 1997 - Silver Rocket Records, Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia

Comments: During an in-store appearance by The Damned at Silver Rocket Records in Sydney whilst on their Australian tour, the Captain went outside and did an impromptu performance of 'The Snooker Song'.

Wednesday 26 March 1997 - Swansea

Set: unknown.

Comments: This one-off show advertised to immediately follow The Damned's March dates.


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